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Santa Monica Festival: greener And Greener

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 11, 2009

...and other material that you may have at home. Check out scroll down the screen to see photos from the re: Fashion Catwalk. Think about how much money you can save and also help the environment if you made your own costumes.

The Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band, directed by Mark Hunt performed a program of popular jazz tunes “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Manteca,” “Green Onions”(R&B), “Birdland” and “Baggy Pants Blues” dedicated in pun to the School Administrators. I think that... (more)

Tags: new york, jazz, hip-hop, california, environment, hollywood, music, fashion, santa monica

Thunderous Latin Rhythms Reverberated Thru Ucla & Westwood

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 28, 2009

Thunderous Latin Rhythms Reverberated thru UCLA & Westwood

Los Angeles-I’m still feeling the infectious rhythms of charanga, salsa, Latin jazz and Brazilian music in my pulse several days after my recent visit to UCLA and the Hammer Museum in Westwood.

The purpose for my visit was to attend the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the campus of UCLA as well as The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology and the Hammer Museum joint presentation of Spring Festival of World Music.

Both of these events, held on Saturday, April... (more)

Tags: los angeles, global warming, jazz, movie, california, music, brazil

Jazz On The Scared Side

By Kim, published on Apr 20, 2009


Palm Sunday afternoon at the Jazz Bakery was filled with fitting music as Justo Almario - Saxophonist, Clarinetist, and Flutist led the way with his joyous ensemble.


Many songs performed were from the group's latest project, "Open Hands" that explores a variety of South American rhythms, Straight Ahead Jazz and the Blues in an authentic and sacred fashion.

 Justo Almario - Woodwinds

Abraham Laboriel - Bass

Greg Mathieson -Piano

Bill Maxwell - Drums

The set got started with a very engaging piece, "Drum Along With Bill".  Please pardon... (more)

Tags: jazz, music, justo and abraham, drum along with bill, abraham laboriel

Give The Drummer, Bass, Piano & Horns Some

By Kim, published on Apr 13, 2009

Although he approaches the piece with a shy smile, theintensity of his spirit leaves you anything but reserved.

The Wycliffe Gordon Quintet presented a magnificent performance at Jazz at the A Frame on March 22, 2009.

Trevor Ware on Bass

John Beasley on Piano

Ricky Woodard on Saxophone

Clayton Cameron on Drums

Wycliffe Gordon on Trombone and Piano

John Coltrane's "Impressions" was taken to a levelof exquisite and reeling chord progressions,and phenomenalsoloing.... (more)

Tags: jazz, hollywood, music, fashion

International Women's Day

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 9, 2009


Jim Dawson from Healthcare for All led a discussion about the goal of Single-Payer, Universal Health. After a brief intermission, The Lefteous Sisters performed original tunes. Additional performers featured poetry by Imani Tolliver and Latrice Dixon, Gary Phillips-author, and Jazz with Mark Maxwell.

Beyond November-Party with a Purpose mission is to use music, performance, and culture to organize people. This program is part of a traveling road show to entertain, to inform, and to inspire into action. The group is tapping into the positive energy sparked by the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, healthcare, california, music, obama

A Cry In Black History That Belongs To All Of Us

By Kim, published on Mar 6, 2009

... Adler Theatre.

This gem of a venue is located in the hub Hollywood presents a jewel in a poignant form.

Howlin' Blues & Dirty Dogs was a wonderful piece that portrayed the life of woman was not given credit for the numerous contributions she made the World of Music - Jazz and Blues Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton. Barbara Morrison - Jazz Legend in her own rite, does an incredibly breathe taking interpretation of “Big Mama" Thornton.

Barbara totally absorbs herself in the essence of wonderful vocalist/musician whose short life was not validated... (more)

Tags: jazz, hollywood, music, education

31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Line-up Announced

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Feb 27, 2009

31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Announced

Los Angeles-START SPREADING THE NEWS! The most highly anticipated announcement, second only to those made at the recent Academy Awards, and was made on February 25th at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills.

Hugh M. Hefner and the entire Playboy Jazz Festival organization hosted a special news conference on the East lawn of the Playboy Mansion, to announce the artist line-up for the 31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival to be held on June 13th and 14th at the historic Hollywood Bowl.

Several headliners of the festival were in... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, hollywood, music

City Of Inglewood 26th Annual King Day Celebration

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jan 19, 2009

...with The Benediction.

More than a thousand people marched from The Tabernacle of Faithful Central Bible Church to re-enact the 1960’s civil rights marches. The march consisted of Inglewood Unified School District’s marching bands, drill teams, honor society, choir and jazz bands, the Tuskegee Airmen unsung war heroes, Montford Point Marine Association and the famous Buffalo Soldiers.

A free family festival was held on the grounds of Hollywood Park Racetrack that featured live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, interactive games, KJLH personalities, and ... (more)

Tags: jazz, hollywood

The " A Frame" Kicks Off A Timing Perfect New Year

By Kim, published on Jan 12, 2009

There was an unmistakable Count Basie spirit in the room on a unusually sunny Sunday afternoon, January 11 at the infamous and wonderful "Jazz at the A frame". The "Duke" was a favorite flavor as well, but the main spice was space....and time. Who knows that better than the Master Mind of it - William "Count" Basie?

Kate Reid - Vocalist and Pianist with her swinging quartet brought a nice get an away from it all day to a Jazz devoted audience.

Steve Reid - Trumpet

Steve Barnes - Drums and other percussion

Chris Connors - Bass

Sax,... (more)

Tags: jazz

Ball Drop??? Who Needs It!

By Kim, published on Jan 5, 2009

Thousands may have watched with festive flair in temperatures of 4 degrees while the infamous ball descended in Times Square, New York, but in Los Angeles on a foggy and cold New Year's Eve we had our very own innovative transcend into 2009.

The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, California presented a celebration which captured and warmed a sold out crowd on the final night of 2008.

There was the magic of music, camaraderie, celebration, champagne, tasty hors d'oeuvres, soul connection, and unlimited elation.

A breath-taking and illustrious Guitarist, Kenny Burrell was on hand... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, jazz, hip-hop, california, music

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